Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 49: You Can't Teach AI Politics

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:16 Ars Technica's Sean Gallagher talks about iOS apps that track you without getting your permission first.
  • 12:02 The EFF says the new Copyright Directive means Europe has lost the Internet. Danny O'Brien explains.
  • 26:56 Jason Snell from Six Colors touched the new iPhones and he has thoughts about them.
  • 40:38 Entrepreneur Fatima Dicko explains how to solve the "last mile" problem on college campuses.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 14 September 2018 | 12:12 am


TNW 48: The Internet is Speech

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- From 8K TVs to water powered eye massagers, Devindra Hardwar from Engadget explored the halls of IFA in Berlin and shares some of his favorite finds.

- It took a while, but Theranos is finally closing down its operations. John Carreyrou, the Wall Street Journal reporter who exposed the company's impropriety, explains.

- Twitter and Facebook execs endure the Congressional hotseat while Google sits this one out. Jeff Jarvis from Buzzmachine.com rates their performance in the hearings.

- Artifical Intelligence promises to reshape the healthcare industry, but Dave Gershgorn from Quartz says that the data is often biased and has a long way to go.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, John Carreyrou, Jeff Jarvis, and Dave Gershgorn

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Posted on 6 September 2018 | 10:59 pm


TNW 47: There's Always Next Time

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Brian Fung from the Washington Post reports on what power Trump really has over Google.
  • Technology and Life Coach Teodora Pavkovic explains what happens when kids like their smart home speaker too much.
  • An investigation into teenage Instagram influencers with Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic.
  • Jeff Suovanen from iFixit tells us about their teardowns of the Magic Leap and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Brian Fung, Teodora Pavkovic, Taylor Lorenz, and Jeff Suovanen

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Posted on 31 August 2018 | 12:00 am


TNW 46: Pharmaceutical Turk

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:45 Elizabeth Dwoskin from The Washington Post talks about how Facebook is devising a system to rate its user's trustworthiness to help combat blatant misinformation.
  • 16:55 Amazon keeps hiring notable health care minds, and Paris Martineau from The Outline thinks it's all too obvious that the company has big asperations in the industry.
  • 31:59 Kids returning to school might have difficulties transitioning away from technology, according to a new Pew Research Study. Georgia Dow from iMore.com shares tips to make the transition easier on parents.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Paris Martineau, and Georgia Dow

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Posted on 24 August 2018 | 12:35 am


TNW 45: Bag of Words

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:39 Anki, Spot Mini, Kuri and other stories from the week in robot news with Evan Ackerman from the IEEE blog Automaton.
  • 15:22 Be careful downloading Fortnite on Android says Christoph Hebeisen from Lookout Security.
  • 32:09 Mark Glickman from Harvard explains how they used math to find out who wrote the music for "In My Life" by the Beatles.
  • 48:59 Patrick Tucker from Defense One tells us why we might need a new router.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Evan Ackerman, Christoph Hebeisen, Mark Glickman, and Patrick Tucker

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Posted on 16 August 2018 | 11:16 pm


TNW 44: The Not iPhone 9

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:30 From Hyper-V exploits, to the security implications of Blockchain, The Register's Iain Thomson is on-site at the Blackhat Security Conference and gives his take on a number of presentations from the event.
  • 11:12 Infowars was kicked off of Apple Podcasts and later YouTube and Facebook, but Twitter has held strong. Ian Sherr from CNET talks about the tricky position CEO Jack Dorsey finds himself in, and what freedom of speech means to private companies.
  • 26:11 The White House met with tech executives to discuss the extent of Chinese trade tariffs on technology products. David McCabe from Axios had the scoop and shares his thoughts about what this might mean for technology companies in the near term.
  • 32:24 KTLA's Rich DeMuro attended Samsung's Unpacked event where the company unveiled its latest Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. Rich goes hands-on with the phone and talks about the potential of the Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Iain Thomson, Ian Sherr, David McCabe, and Rich DeMuro

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Posted on 9 August 2018 | 11:51 pm


TNW 43: Google's Search for a Billion Users

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • A new report shows how Google is working on censored versions of its biggest products in order to enter the Chinese market. Ryan Gallagher from The Intercept has seen the documents that detail Google's controversial ambitions.
  • From Too Many Cooks to Final Deployment 4, director Casper Kelly is no stranger to creating dark comedies that seem primed and ready to become viral hits online.
  • Emily Dreyfuss from Wired decided that it's time to wipe out her long-curated Twitter history and start fresh. She shares why and how she did it.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Ryan Gallagher, Casper Kelly, and Emily Dreyfuss

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Posted on 2 August 2018 | 11:26 pm


TNW 42: Domo Arigato, Mr. Picasso

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Reviews of the new Lenovo Smart Display are in. Mike Prospero from Tom's Guide tells us how the new device compares to the Echo Show from Amazon.
  • Mike Murphy from Quartz mourns the loss of the Kuri robot and talks about what's next for home robotic companions.
  • Lawyer and legal professor Sandra Davidson discusses #PlaneBae and explains what rights we still have to privacy in the digital age.
  • What is art when its made by a robot? Andrew Conru of RobotArt.org joins us to discuss his art competition that's been judging art by machines and AI since 2016.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mike Prospero, Mike Murphy, Sandra Davidson, and Andrew Conru

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Posted on 26 July 2018 | 11:37 pm


TNW 41: Hot and Cold Wallet

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:28 What's it like to be a 10 year old on a modern day smartphone? Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed set herself up to see for herself.
  • 14:44 Blockchain technology promises to help change how journalism is delivered. Manoush Zomorodi talks about her new podcast business that's built on the blockchain.
  • 31:42 Gavin Jenkins, once a gas station cashier, wrote about the new on-demand fuel delivery economy and how that might affect gas stations and the communities they serve.
  • 47:24 The EU issued a record breaking fine to Google over its antitrust ruling, and JR Raphael from Android Intelligence believes that the European Union misses the point.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Katie Notopoulos, Manoush Zomorodi, Gavin Jenkins, and JR Raphael

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 11:25 pm